The past few weeks have been full of tension in regards to equality, and the fairness of law enforcement among the marginalized communities in America. Likewise, I have learned of my ability to appreciate everyone and see through things that matter to persons who don't see equally.
When I was a young boy, I had a big fear of fireworks,. One year the fire company would set off in our field because they had no where to set them off. Because of the loud noises that were produced, this caused a great deal of anxiety in the summer, especially when near firework displays that I would make life miserable for my family.
In England, a basket on the porch becomes a purgatory for deliveries deemed perilous. In Spain, families don blue ribbons to silence the ‘balcony police,’ who jeer at passersby they think may be breaking the local ‘stay home’ advisory. In India, a child puts his fears into pictures, drawing a round blob with spikes in … Continue reading Autistic in a pandemic: Stories from around the world
Today in most countries around the world is Father's Day. It is a day for those in fatherly like roles to be honored for doing that fatherly duty. Yes, I have a father, and I love him greatly, but oftentimes I do not show it nor do I ever give him the respect that he deserves for tolerating me.
Sometimnes, you don't realize that you have been through so many changes that sometimes you need to let them sink in and adapt to them. It may be to the point that it may be a lot for me and I may not realize that its overwhelming.
So, today is Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Liberation Day) is an unofficial American holiday and an official Texas state holiday, celebrated annually on the 19th of June in the United States to commemorate Union army general Gordon Granger announcing federal orders in the city of Galveston, Texas, on June 19, … Continue reading Why Juneteenth is Important to the Autism Community
Six days before the Governor of Pennsylvania ordered all Personal Care and Health Clubs to be be closed, was the last time I got my haircut. I usually keep on a rigid routine of every fifth Thursday of having it done because I enjoy it. But for 3 Months and 1 Week, I was unable to visit the Hair Salon as was 13 Million Pennsylvanians.
Today is Autistic Pride Day! Autistic Pride Day, originally an Aspies for Freedom initiative, is a pride celebration for autistic people held on June 18 each year. Autistic pride recognises the importance of pride for autistic people and its role in bringing about positive changes in the broader society.
I treaded the waters lightly on the situation of the world lately, but when a fellow blogger brought up this young man's story, I couldn't help, regardless of race, What if this was me in that situation?
In gaining my skills to regroup for the next chapter in my life, I have made the decision to do a blog series on Adulting. The third installment I have chosen to write about is getting up and starting your day.